Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 4 Page 15

‘cold turkey’. I guess you could call it that. I would change both my house numbers and mobile number regularly, and despite asking my family and friends not to give him my details he would still somehow manage to get in touch with me.

His harassment continued so much so I ended up having to get a restraining order against him and made a huge decision that would change my life forever. I knew I couldn’t stay living where I was, I had to break this cycle of pain. I had made an appointment to speak to a solicitor and started the process of changing my entire name and without even discussing it with close family I had made some arrangements to move to Devon. I know it sounds random moving to a place I wouldn’t know but I had to give myself some time to move. I would have to wait for new bank cards, new